Anyway, the bad service comes from the nurse. First, when she came out to call me back to to the doctor's room, she yelled at me when I didn't hear her the first time. And glared at me. Which wasn't that big a deal, but it set the tone for the meeting.
Next, she said to me "you're here again?" I should note that this was the same doctor I had seen a week ago for a sinus infection because I was concerned that I might be reacting to the antibiotic.
When I said that to her, she insisted that it was completely impossible to develop an allergy to a med I had been taking for a week and that I shouldn't be there. I said that I'd like to hear that from he doctor and that being covered in hives worried me. She insisted again that I shouldn't be there and said that I should just take Benadryl.
Now, it does turn out she was kind of right. The doctor did say the only thing I could do was take the Benadryl and wait it out. But the doctor agreed with me that the antibiotic was the likely culprit and that I was right to come in just to make sure there wasn't anything to worry about.
On my way out, I passed the nurses station, and the same nurse rolled her eyes as I went by.
None of this is a big deal, and the doctor was great, but it was all really frustrating for someone who was a little freaked out and didn't need to be told she shouldn't be at the doctor's office.